Guided sightseeing and ancestral tours of Scotland

Borders Journeys provide private and small group guided sightseeing and ancestral tours of Scotland specialising in Dumfries & Galloway and Scottish Borders. Your tailor-made ancestral tour will discover and connect you to your Scottish ancestors.

Borders Journeys - Tailor made private guided sightseeing and ancestral tours of Scotland. Specialising in Dumfries & Galloway and Scottish Borders.
Borders Journeys - Tailor made private guided sightseeing and ancestral tours of Scotland. Specialising in Dumfries & Galloway and Scottish Borders.

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Sadie & Raiden’s Tour to Rosslyn Chapel and the Scottish Borders

Sadie & Raiden at Rosslyn ChapelSadie & Raiden from Canada are visiting Scotland for the second time. Having read about Rosslyn Chapel and the Scottish Borders, they contacted Borders Journeys to organise a guided sightseeing tour for them.

Leaving Edinburgh we travelled firstly to Rosslyn Chapel. The chapel was built between 1446 & 1484 and has been described as an “Architectural Wonder” and a “Library in Stone” as virtually every surface of the building is covered in carvings. The chapel was used as part of the set for the 2006 Hollywood blockbuster, The Da Vinci Code.

From Rosslyn Chapel we travelled to Melrose passing through the historic county of Peeblesshire and beautiful Tweed Valley. In Melrose Sadie & Raiden enjoyed exploring the ruins of the abbey and the town’s many independent local shops and galleries.

Leaving Melrose we travelled north towards Edinburgh and Glenkinchie Distillery. Sadie & Raiden learned about the history of whisky production at Glenkinchie, before moving on to the production area where a guide explained how the whisky is produced. The tour ended by sampling Glenkinchie’s famous single malt whisky.

From Glenkinchie Distillery we returned to Edinburgh.

At the end of their tour Sadie said ”It’s been a wonderful tour and the highlight of our holiday”. It was a pleasure to meet Sadie & Raiden, we wish them a safe trip back home to Canada.

Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose Abbey & Glenkinchie Distillery

More photographs of Sadie & Raiden’s tour can be found on Borders Journeys’ Facebook.

If you would like us to create a private tour for you, we will be happy to offer you our advice and plan the tour around your requirements so that we can build the perfect tour for you. We recognise that for many of you this may be a once in a lifetime opportunity and our emphasis is upon making your time in Scotland an experience you’ll always remember

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